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Ethical shoe retailer Toms collapses

Ownership of ethical American shoe retailer Toms will be transferred to its creditors.

Simon Mainwaring challenges brands, retailers: Why do you exist?

Retailers must define their reason for existence, says advertising and omnichannel marketing guru Simon Mainwaring.

Two more global brands for Myntra

Indian online fashion company Myntra has two new international brands, Toms and Meters/Bonwe.

Fred Segal Japan opens second store

Less than a year after opening its first international store in Tokyo, Fred Segal Japan is launching an outlet in nearby Yokohama.

Origami launches payment service

Origami, a social eCommerce startup for fashion and lifestyle products, is entering the offline payments fold.

Toms hits Thailand

American shoe brand Toms has expanded into Thailand. Toms has signed Star Fashion Co as its partner to open stores in Thailand, the first of which recently debuted inside the new Central Embassy shopping mall in Bangkok. The 100sqm Bangkok store sells eyewear besides shoes. Hajime Birnbaum, international sales and marketing director for Toms, says taking the brand into Thailand, which he described as a very promising market, is part of the company’s strategy to grow the brand internatio…

What’s next: Retail 5 years in the future

“My brain hurt like a warehouse, it had no room to spare, I had to cram so many things, to store everything in there.” The lyrics in David Bowie’s song, Five Years, capture what life is like for many consumers in the fading light of the year 2013. This is the age of overload and overindulgence. We don’t watch TV any more, we binge view. We no longer communicate; we drown in email and social media inputs. We don’t make simple purchase decisions; instead we battle choice paralysis …